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This subject guide offers resources on both human and physical geography.

Welcome to the Geography subject guide!

This subject guide recommends useful resources for research in both human geography and physical geography. Resources are categorized by the type of material. Use the tabs on the left menu to explore them. Feel free to email or book an appointment with me if you have a question. 

If the Library doesn’t have the articles or books that you need, you may request them through InterLibrary Loan (ILL) or email me the suggestion. We may be able to purchase a copy for the Library.

If you need to access McGill Library’s electronic resources, such as e-books, e-journals or article databases from off-campus, use either EZproxy or VPN.

Library of Congress classification numbers for Geography

Geography studies physical environments and human habitats. It deals with people and places and covers a wide range of issues, such as global warming and climate change, food and water resources, management of ecosystems, human health, regional economic disparities, urban infrastructure, native land claims, and permafrost problems. You can browse the shelves using the following classification numbers. Note that a significant part of the Library's collection is in electronic format. Please use the Library Catalogue to explore our full collection.

  • DE23-31 [Historical] geography [world. European countries]
  • E179.5 Historical geography [of America]
  • G1-922 Geography (General)
  • GA1-1776 Mathematical geography. Cartography
  • GB3-5030 Physical Geography
  • GB400-649 Geomorphology. Landforms. Terrain
  • GB651-2998 Hydrology. Water
  • GB5000-5030 Natural disasters
  • GE1-350 Environmental sciences
  • GE300-350 Environmental management
  • GF21 Human Geography, geography research
  • GF43 Cultural Geography
  • GF51 Environmental influences on humans
  • GF75 Human influences on the environment
  • GF125 Cities. Urban geography
  • GF127 Rural settlements. Rural geography
  • GR650-690 Geographical topics
  • HC92 Economic geography of the oceans (General)
  • HE323-328 Transportation geography. Trade routes
  • HF1021-1027 Commercial geography. Economic geography
  • HT 166 Urban Geography
  • JC319-323 Political geography
  • RA791-954 Medical geography. Climatology. Meteorology
  • P375-381 Linguistic geography

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